The Neon movie theater announces reopening details



The Neon, Dayton’s downtown movie theater, has announced it will reopen Wednesday, July 1.

Patrons can once again snack on popcorn while watching indie films.

To ensure the safety of the staff and guests, the theater plans to follow these guidelines:

• Masks are required for all staff and guests except when eating in an auditorium.

• Our entrance to the building has moved to THE NEON’s patio doors. This will streamline transactions — separating ticketing from food purchases. Additional time between screenings will also minimize lobby traffic.

• Commonly touched surfaces (door handles, tabletops, etc.) will be sanitized every 30 minutes.

• Floor markers will assist with social distancing, and hand sanitizers are located throughout the lobby.

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Photo: Amelia Robinson

• Please arrive before the scheduled showtime. Seating will begin approximately 40 minutes before each show.

• In the auditoriums, every other row will be unavailable. Groups may sit together, but 3 seats will be required between parties in each row.

• We have increased the time between screenings to allow us sufficient time to sanitize the auditoriums. For additional assurance, seat wipes will also be available for customer use.

• Please stay home if you have any of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, sore throat or new loss of taste/smell.

Since closing temporarily during the coronavirus pandemic, The Neon has offered movies to watch from home on an online streaming platform.

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